Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Making Posters at ArtSkills

ArtSkills is a website where you and your kids can make posters. You need to register - a simple process. Then you can check out posters others have created in the Poster Gallery, or make your own.

The poster wizard offers you a range of templates to help you get started. They are customisable, so you can add text, images, change colours and fonts etc. I needed an undo button when I tried a text alignment that looked poor with the number of letters I chose. I couldn't find one, so I had to start over, but that didn't take long. When finished, you can save your poster, and the site will email you links for further action on it eg a printable version, and a version that is best for you to use to reconstruct your poster by hand.

I like that ArtSkills offers a pdf booklet about the basic poster making process, as well as lists of possible topics, and lots of tips and help. There's even a 60 minute emergency poster guide for parents - "Mum, I just remembered, I have to make a poster for tomorrow!" The advice is for real life posters, as well as digital ones.

Art Skills goes on my list of websites that encourage children's literacy. It's also a good resource to remember when you need to customise and print a poster that advertises your garage sale or meeting. Find other poster making resources in Book Chook Favourites - Making Posters.


  1. What a great site! This will be fun to explore!

  2. That's a great resource! No more using dried out markers trying to finish up one more letter in your poster!!

  3. Hi
    I love the Art Skills Poster Maker!
    I keep thinking of all the amazing ways it can be used for teachers and students! It this techno world, how cool would it be for students to have the ability to create custom made, one of a kind posters! As a teacher the possibilities are endless! I often find posters in stores are limiting and having the ability to make your own opens so many doors!

  4. @JDaniel4's Mom I had lots of fun there and hope you do too!

  5. @Jackie H.
    Apart from the literacy value, I think it would be useful for families who want to advertise a garage or car boot sale. Hope you get some use from it, Jackie!

  6. @sue stirling I am so pleased you can see possibilities for its educational use!

  7. I look forward checking out this site!


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